SHP alums and students, here are some upcoming conferences and events:
HSA hosts 33rd National Symposium in Nashville
The Department of Health Services Administration hosts the 33rd National Symposium for Healthcare Executives from July 17 through July 19, 2013, in Nashville. The event, held immediately following an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) program, provides continuing education credit through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACME), the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care (pending NAB review) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).The theme of this year’s symposium is Healthcare is getting competitive: Can you win with your cost and quality?
The event features keynote speaker Susan Dentzer, a senior policy advisor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dentzer works closely with foundation leaders to improve health and healthcare in this country. She is the former editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy. Her presentation is titled, "A Roadmap to Decency: Rising to Meet America's Healthcare Challenge."
Other speakers include David Hayes, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, who will discuss how organizations can remain competitive through strategic affiliations; Nathan Kaufman, managing director of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, whose seminar is entitled "Putting the Fun Back into a Dysfunctional Healthcare System; "and Paul Keckley, Executive Director for Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, who’s presentation is "Health Care Reform and Economic Recovery: The Path to the New Normal."
To register and view a complete list of speakers and their topics please visit: www.uab.edu/shp/hsacenter.
NORC hosts conference on BFCs in obesity and cancerThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is pleased to announce their NIH-funded conference on “Evaluating Bioactive Food Components (BFCs) in Obesity and Cancer Prevention.“ It is set for Friday, September 27-29, 2013, in Ft Walton, Fla.
Translating BFCs in Basic Sciences to Clinical
While food has long been known to influence and improve human health, recent scientific advances and nutritional innovations in food product development have aided the development of designer foods with increased concentrations of BFCs or functional foods. This multidisciplinary conference on BFCs will emphasize conceptual and methodological challenges, as well as the issues relating to social communication, ethical, and regulatory issues. The meeting will provide participants a thorough state-of-the-science update and critical discussions surrounding this public health issue.
Oncologists and oncology nutritionist/dietitians: BFCs in the real world
In light of the increasing market penetration of such foods, assessing the health effects of BFCs in obesity and cancer prevention demands an ongoing dialogue among academia, industry, and the government to thoroughly address the opportunities and challenges in evaluating the safety and efficacy of BFCs for promoting human health.
The conference organizers are David Allison, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham and Kristi Crowe, Ph.D., RD, LD, University of Alabama.
The topic areas include:
- State of the Science: Methodological Issues & Research Integrity
- Development: Legal & Social Issues re Marketing & Consumer Perception
- Role of BFCs in Obesity, Diabetes, and Weight Loss
- Role of BFCs in Cancer Prevention, Development and Progression
- Emerging Approaches to Understanding the Contribution of BFCs in Disease Prevention
Speakers include: Anton, Stephen - University of Florida; Cleland, Richard - FTC; Clydesdale, Fergus - UMass Amherst; de Lumen, Benito - Cal-Berkeley; Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy - UAB; Ferruzzi, Mario - Purdue; Forrest, Lolita - UNC–Chapel Hill; Fraga, Cesar - Cal–Davis; Guzman, Esther - Florida Atlantic University; Howard, Luke - University of Arkansas; Huang, Yao-wen - University of Georgia; Jeffery, Elizabeth - University of Illinois; Kaput, James - Nestle; Lampe, Johanna - Fred Hutchinson CRC; Lefevre, Michael - Utah State; Lokeshwar, Balakrishna - University of Miami; Moustaid-Moussa, Naima - Texas Tech; Pace, Ralphenia - Tuskegee; Prasain, Jeevan - UAB; Rimando, Agnes - USDA-ARS; Romo, Daniel - Texas A&M; Sang, Shengmin - NC State; Schwartz, Steven - Ohio State; Talcott, Susanne - Texas A&M; Walker, Lloyd - Alabama A&M; Williams, Leonard - North Carolina A&T; Zeisel, Steven - UNC–Chapel Hill.